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Research on Religion podcast discusses volunteer participation within the Church

As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grows worldwide, public interest in the Church expands as well. This means increased attention not only from journalists, bloggers and opinion leaders, but from scholarly circles as well.

Research on Religion — a weekly podcast devoted to the social scientific study of religion, sponsored by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion — recently posted a one-hour discussion about the Church and its efforts to meet the welfare needs of its membership through organized volunteer efforts.

Host Tony Gill, who is not a member of the Church, related a personal story of how he was inspired to see Church members help one another in a time of crisis.

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